Cecile Alper-Leroux is the Group Vice President of Research and Innovation at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). She writes and speaks extensively on the changing nature of work, people, and technology in the workplace. Since 1999, she has focused on fostering a culture of innovation in the workplace, resulting in the delivery of advanced, people-centric technology solutions and services. A best-selling author of From Dissonance to Resonance; Bringing your people and organization into sync, Cecile is a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer and a Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Award recipient. She is an internationally sought-out speaker, thought leader, and visionary on HCM trends, hot topics, and global strategies. She has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, HR Magazine, HRD Canada TV, and The Wall Street Journal.
Passionate about people and technology in the workplace, Cecile has dedicated her life’s work to helping companies design the best possible experience for people at work so they can achieve great things. A seasoned economic anthropologist, she loves uncovering organizational micro-cultures and helping leaders and HR professionals respond effectively to evolving workplace dynamics, trends, and opportunities. Never one to shirk from a challenge, Cecile has scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro during a record-breaking weather event, hiked the Machu Pichu trail—several times (taking 24 women with her once), and perhaps most challenging of all, picked up and moved her young family to France with nothing more than 6 suitcases and an open mind. Surely, they’d find work and happiness on the other side (spoiler alert: they did).